"I've unfortunately been having issues with my pec muscle and unfortunately it's been getting worse", Williams told reporters.
"It is hard to play when I can't physically serve".
However Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglousaid the decision was made to preserve her Wimbledon hopes.
With Williams playing her first major in almost 18 months, only her third tournament since giving birth to daughter Olympia, the playing field had been evened a little.
Goolagong Cawley was in the stands on Court Philippe-Chatrier with daughter Kelly eager to see how Williams' comeback was coming along before the 23-times major victor withdrew from her scheduled fourth-round showdown with Maria Sharapova on Monday night (AEST).
"Just try to think of the bigger picture, hopefully the next event, and the rest of the year".
The story of the day came off the court, however, as Williams confirmed she would not be able to play her match with Sharapova due to injury.
The showdown was billed as the most anticipated women's match of the year.
The athlete said she first noticed chest pain during a victorious match against Julia Görges on Saturday, June 2. "I had such a wonderful performance in my first Grand Slam back", she added. "It's a match I always get up for and her game matches up against mine". In my doubles yesterday I tried a lot of different tapings and support. She told reporters, "I thought it was a flawless opportunity to see how I was going".
But many fans feel this latest inquiry fired at Serena - which is now a moot point since she dropped out of the French Open earlier today because of an injury - is probably the most preposterous.
-When you buy Tennis Channel Plus, your 12-month subscription gets you access to every ATP Masters 1000 tournament played outside the US, and every round through the finals of WTA Indian Wells, Miami and Cincinnati. She didn't miss one ball, and she was playing very close to the lines. I've made every sacrifice I could.
Her withdrawal allows Sharapova, a two-time French Open champion, to move into the quarterfinals. You know, it's just a match I always get up for.
"I don't have any negative feelings towards her, which again, was a little disappointing to see in that hearsay book".
Serena was seen facing difficulty in even lifting her bag off court after her match on Sunday.
In tweet message, he said it's a great honour to be leading the ICC World XI side, that too for such a good cause. The Scotland clash is followed by five ODIs and a T20 against Australia before the end of next month.
According to XXL, Leyes tweeted at Pusha T's manager, Steven Victor, to "please get Push to take the Drake photo down asap". Pusha posted photos of Adidon and the alleged Drake baby mother on social media in efforts to poke fun at his arch-rival.
NC Emergency Management said McDowell County has experienced the most significant flooding since 2004 during Hurricane Frances. Two more people were killed when landslides caused a gas leak that caused catastrophic damage to a home .
In addition to the tools so you use the phone less, Apple is expected to announce new feature to draw you right back in. The new tablet could also get Face ID facial recognition technology, which debuted on the iPhone X in 2017.
Thirty-one percent say it has a mostly positive effect, 24 percent say it's mostly negative and 45 percent say it's neither. According to a more recent survey , Facebook has lost its dominance as a social networking platform among the kids.
I wouldn't characterise it as a long absence. " She was hospitalised for nearly a week and is now home and recovering". The president also raised eyebrows by spelling his wife's name wrong in a tweet welcoming her home from hospital.
Canada has responded by imposing dollar-for-dollar tariff "countermeasures" on up to $16.6 billion worth of USA imports. Trudeau stated that the tariffs would remain in place unless the U.S. removed its own set of tariffs.
Has the public ever known less about a First Lady? However, the first lady's office knocked down the report as 'false'. Conspiracy theories are growing and not likely to stop with the latest news of the first lady's absence.
Another feature, called Today In shows people breaking news in their area from local publishers, officials and organisations. It fit nicely into CEO Mark Zuckerberg's pledge just a year earlier to make Facebook its users' "personal newspaper".
Second quarter, 8:14, 39-33 Warriors: George Hill has been one of the lone bright spots for the Cavs in the game. I was just like, whatever happens, I want to talk to at least a couple guys and to Bob and Steve.
NOTES: The Golden Knights have scored the opening goal in the first period of all nine of their postseason home games. Shea Theodore replied but the Caps held on for a first Stanley Cup game win before hosting games three and four.
Mattis was heading to Hawaii to attend a change-of-command ceremony for the US military's Pacific Command. The current head, Admiral Harry Harris, has been nominated to be the new ambassador to South Korea.
Guatemala Volcano Erupts, Killing at Least 6
David de Leon, spokesman for the disaster agency, said authorities had already evacuated about 300 people from nearby areas. Officials said the dead were so far all concentrated in three towns: El Rodeo, Alotenango and San Miguel los Lotes.
Televangelist says God told him he needs 4th private plane
Duplantis' video comes after another televangelist, Kenneth Copeland from Texas, purchased a Gulfstream V jet for $36 million. Dassault, who makes the three-engine Falcon 7X, describe it as "the benchmark for the 21st century business jet".
8th-grader wins national spelling bee
Yet amid the bigger Bee, returning spellers continued their dominance , even though a first-time competitor won. Karthik and Naysa were the last two standing of the initial 516 spellers. "I think it's wonderful ".
Boston Celtics: 3 reasons the season is over
The only thing he can do to exceed it is go ahead and win another championship against the Warriors or Rockets in a couple weeks. King Lebron scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists to lead his team to win the Eastern Conference series 4-3.